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JMM & Associates announce staff additions

Wed, 10/05/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

JMM & Associates, a local CPA firm, is pleased to announce the addition of a new shareholder, Jeffrey M. Morin, CPA. Jeff has over 20 years of public accounting experience and specializes in small business and tax. He received his Master of Science-Taxation from Bentley College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UVM. He lives in Essex Center with his wife, Dr. Wendy James, and their two daughters.

IDX acquired by GE Healthcare for $1.2 billion

Thu, 09/29/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

IDX Systems Corp in South Burlington has agreed to be acquired by GE Healthcare, based in London, England, for $1.2 billion. The price reflects GEs offer to buy IDX stock for $44 per share. IDX has 2,400 employees, 850 of whom work in Vermont. IDX will become part of the GE Healthcare IT division. Officials said there are no immediate plans to change employment levels in Vermont.

Potdevin takes over from Jake Burton Carpenter as CEO

Wed, 09/28/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Burlington, VT - Burton's President Laurent Potdevin will assume the
title of President and CEO, formalizing his role overseeing all Burton
brands and shared services on a global level including Burton Snowboards,
Gravis, R.E.D., ANON, Analog and The Program. Since Jake Burton Carpenter
founded the company in 1977, he has been the sole CEO.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Awarded Medicare Part D Contract

Mon, 09/26/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

For Immediate Release: Contact: Leigh Tofferi
September 27, 2005 (802) 223-6131
Berlin, VT Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) will offer a new line of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Programs (PDPs) to Medicare-eligible Vermonters under a contract approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), BCBSVT announced today.

Champlain College dedicates the new IDX Student Life Center

Fri, 09/23/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, Vt.--With generous support from a broad coalition of employees, family and friends of IDX Systems Corporation, Champlain College dedicated its multimillion-dollar student life center on September 23, naming it the IDX Student Life Center.
The 42,000-square-foot facility at the heart of campus underscores the Colleges goal of offering a full menu of extracurricular and co-curricular activities for all students. The leadership, recreational and fitness habits that Champlain students develop in the new building will serve for them for a lifetime.

For Moondyne Agency, School's In

Sun, 09/18/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Moondyne Agency has added assignments from Lake Champlain Waldorf School. The ad agency is providing the Shelburne based school with re-branded identity, print, and direct mail. Moondyne principal Ted Kohn opened the agency doors in Burlington this past Spring, offering brand advertising solutions to regionally based businesses. Kohn has held creative posts at a number of shops including Deutsch, Bates, Wunderman, and Doner.

REM Builds Largest Distribution Center in Northeast for NEMF

Sun, 09/18/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

New Distribution Center to Serve Northeast and Canada

September 19, 2005

Terminal to Serve Canada

REM Builds Largest Distribution Center in Northeast

New England Motor Freight has opened a new 72
door trucking terminal, 1087 Avenue D Extension,
Williston, VT. This is the largest such facility in New
England and features advanced computerized fiber
optic tracing systems powered by the IBM AS/400
computer with state-of-the-art enhancements.

Champlain Valley Fair has 'Awesome' year

Fri, 09/16/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. - The 84th annual Champlain Valley Fair lived up to its theme of 'Awesome' with 290,128 people -- down from 2004 -- coming through the gates from Aug. 27 to Sept. 5. The slight dip in attendance from last years 299,168, may be due to the dramatic effects of Hurricane Katrina and resulting increase in gas prices, fair officials said this week.
Still, visitors from 45 states and as far away as New Zealand, California and Hawaii attended the 10-day fair, concert series and agricultural competitions.

Vermont State Best Grocery Bagger Named

Fri, 09/16/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

It's in the Bag!
Essex Junction, Vt. - The winner of the Vermont Grocers' Association Vermont State Best Bagger is 20-year-old Ethan Abar of Williston who works at the Shaws Market in Williston. He out-bagged eight other contestants from various stores across the state during the annual competition held at the Robert E. Miller Expo Centre at Champlain Valley Exposition.

Busy Fall ahead for Champlain Valley Expo

Fri, 09/16/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

12th Annual NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals, Sept. 23-25, Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15, Essex Junction, Vt. More than 1,500 colorful pre-1949 street rods, trade show, vintage auto parts swap meet, arts and crafts show. Show hours Sept. 23, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission $12 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, under 5 is free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, 878-5545 or the Northeast Street Rod Nationals at (724) 932-3747 or visit